Penn State battles tough Pittsburgh on the road in a game between two 1-0 teams this Saturday, Sept. 10. Kick-off is at 12:00 pm ET. The game takes place at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA.
— Pittsburgh PG (@PittsburghPG) September 7, 2016
Penn State is 0-1 ATS after only beating Kent State 33 to 13 as a -24-point favorite in their first game of the season. Pittsburgh is 0-1 ATS after only beating Villanova 28 to 7 as a -28-point favorite in their first game of the season.
Bet Penn State Nittany Lions Vs Pittsburgh Panthers College Football Week 2 Line
The college football week 2 betting line opened at Pittsburgh -6. It’s remained Pittsburgh -6. The total has gone down half a point from 48.5 to 48. 64% of the public likes the Penn State Nittany Lions at +6 points. If you are betting the moneyline then Penn State pays $195 on $100 while Pitt pays $100 on $235.
What: Penn State Nittany Lions (1-0) at Pittsburgh Panthers (1-0)
When: Saturday, September 10, 2016
Start Time: 12:00 PM ET
Where: Pittsburgh, PA
Stadium: Heinz Field
Spread: Pittsburgh -6
Moneyline: Penn State +195 Vs Pitt -235
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Penn State vs Pittsburgh
Bet Penn State at +6 Because…
Penn State showed terrific balance in their first game of the season. The Nittany Lions ran and threw the ball almost equally well. QB Trace McSorley completed 16 of 31 for 209 yards. He threw 2 touchdown passes. He didn’t throw a pick. The Nittany Lions rushing attack yielded 145 yards from 38 carries.
Bet Pittsburgh at -6 Because…
Pittsburgh’s defense is solid. The Panthers held Villanova to 172 total yards. Nova rushed for 53 yards from 33 carries. Their per carry average came out to 1.6. Nova QB Z. Bednarczyk threw for 119 yards. He threw an interception and failed to throw a touchdown pass. The Panthers defense looked great in the win.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Pittsburgh played the better game. Even though the public is all over Penn State at +6, Pittsburgh’s defense has a good shot of holding Penn State to less yards and less points than what the Nittany Lions did in their first game of the season.
Penn State’s defense, on the other hand, left something to be desired versus Kent State. The Golden Flashes racked up 150 yards on the ground. They passed for 129 more yards.
Pittsburgh’s rushing attack should help the Panthers control the flow of the game while the Panthers’ defense will keep Penn State in check. 6 points seems like a lot to give up. But, really, it’s not. I like Pittsburgh to cover the spread.